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Offline raineeTopic starter

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October Slump?
« on: October 05, 2016, 01:23:11 pm »
Hello All!

I was curious if anyone was having a similar start to October: My horses are suddenly bombing when they are well rested and have been performing all year? Is this a common occurrence? I know there is ebb and flow among success but to go from a good summer with 50%+ finishing in the money to now where placing in anything is rough seems odd and I wonder what I've done wrong with them. 
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Re: October Slump?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 02:28:51 pm »
Well, most of my horses are at the home farm but the "fresher" ones that ran last race day and today all finished out of the money. It's a pretty rough start to the month and I might just send them all home, too. :/
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Re: October Slump?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 05:17:41 pm »
I hope it's this, or I should retire them ;) but it's my worst year ever...

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Re: October Slump?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 10:32:18 am »
My slump is usually January/February but my ponies definitely haven't been doing as well the past few weeks.

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Re: October Slump?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 02:41:38 pm »
I've actually been doing fairly well this month: 13 of 16 horses hit the board 10/5, 7 of 9 on 10/8, and 7 of 11 on 10/01 but those were mostly 3rd/4th finishes. Now, as for my stakes kids...lets not talk about them. It's like we hit BC qualifier season and everyone bombed.
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